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By Milt Wright and Anita Lee Wright
Milt Wright & Associates

Resources Needed to Start Your Own Business Cont.

* Business License (Business Tax Certificate):
Required for all entities doing business within city limits.

City of Los Angeles
Office of City Clerk/Finance, Tax Registration Certificate

14401 Erwin St. Mall
Van Nuys, CA 91401
818-756-8531

* Fire Department Permit – Fire Protection:
All businesses subject to annual inspection of facility.

Entire process requires approximately 2 months. Fire Dept. effort usually requires approximately 2 weeks. Annual cost is based on number of different hazardous materials inventory items.

City of Los Angeles
City Fire Department
Hazardous Materials Section, Tax & Permit Division

200 North Main St., Room 970
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-485-7408

* Occupational Safety & Health Information
Businesses with employees must prepare an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan. The state provides a no-fee consultation service to assist employers with preventing unsafe working conditions and workplace hazards.

Cal/OSHA Consultation Service
320 W. 4th St., Room 850
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213-576-7451

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